He Who Has Eyes to See: Drawing From Life

Matthew Clark discusses leaving the fear of drawing behind and provides practical ways to break down a complex object into parts that are easy to draw.
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People say it all the time: “I can’t even draw stick gures!” Perhaps you’ve said this yourself. Perhaps you’re even an art teacher! Many people are intimidated by the idea of making drawings — the blank page induces fear! Drawing must be approached with confidence because it is the foundation of all the visual arts from painting and printmaking to sculpture. We’ll put the fear of drawing to rest in this workshop. Participants will observe drawing demonstrations, learn how to break down complex objects into manageable pieces and develop the skill of really “seeing” a subject before translating it to the paper.

Matthew Clark

Matthew Clark has been a practicing artist for as long as he can remember. He earned a bachelor’s degree in drawing and painting at the University of Central Florida and a master’s degree in printmaking at the University of Florida. Matt has been teaching art in classical and Christian schools since 2002. He makes art whenever and wherever he can. He and his wife live in the wilds of central Florida with their chickens, ducks, goats and seven children.